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Teacher Education

Want to make a positive difference to young lives, in an early childhood setting, primary or secondary school? The teachers of tomorrow choose ECU's School of Education because we're leaders in education and education research in WA and nationally. We produce graduates who are both classroom-ready and world-ready.

Why ECU?

  • QILT logo

    Top WA public uni for Teacher Education

    In the latest QILT survey, ECU was ranked Western Australia’s top public university for undergraduate Teacher Education across all six survey indicators. QILT is an annual independent Australian government survey.

  • The Good Universities Guide 2021

    Good Universities Guide

    In the 2021 Good Universities Guide, ECU graduates have given us a 5-star rating for teaching quality, skills development, student support, learning resources, learner engagement and overall student experience.

    The 5-star rating for undergraduate teaching quality has now been achieved for 14 straight years.

    Read more about the Good Universities Guide.

  • THE World University Rankings 2020 Top 100 Young

    THE Young University Rankings

    ECU has been ranked in the world's top 100 universities under 50 years old in the 2021 Times Higher Education (THE) Young Universities Rankings. View rankings.

  • THE Impact Rankings

    THE Impact Rankings

    ECU has been ranked in the top 50 for Gender Equality (24th), Good Health and Wellbeing (24th) and Quality Education (41st) in the 2021 Times Higher Education Impact rankings, showing how universities are working towards the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

    Read more about the THE Impact Rankings


If you want to be part of the next generation of outstanding teachers and make a real difference to the lives of young people, our Teacher Education courses will start you on your journey.

Our experienced team are passionate about education and strive to find better ways to help you become a teacher – through pioneering research and outstanding community-based partnerships with schools.

Our courses are professionally accredited by the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia. Early Childhood Studies courses have been approved by the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority.

Master of Teaching or Master of Education?

Our School of Education offers two postgraduate courses that sound similar, but are tailored to students seeking different outcomes.

Master of Teaching

If you have a degree in an area other than education, these 2-year courses enable you to become a teacher, including completing your studies on an internship in a Western Australian school.

Master of Education

If you're already in the education profession, this is a 1-year postgraduate degree that'll help you progress your career by expanding your knowledge in a specialist area and fine-tuning your leadership skills.

Alternatively, you can complete this course in 16 months, specialising in either Early Childhood Education or Leading Education, via our Accelerated Online mode.

Need some help deciding what to study?

Our future student events include a mix of on-campus and online sessions designed to help you decide what to study at ECU.

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Domestic Students

International Students

Become World Ready

Experience Teacher Education at ECU.

World Ready facilities

  • Drama Room
    Drama Room
  • Woodwork Workshop
    Woodwork Workshop
  • Drama Theatre
    Drama Theatre
  • Student Art Gallery
    Student Art Gallery
  • Music Studio
    Music Studio
  • Learning Space - Mount Lawley
    Learning Space - Mount Lawley
  • Meeting Rooms
    Meeting Rooms
  • Ceramic Studio
    Ceramics Studio
  • PhD Lounge
    PhD Lounge
  • Metalwork Machinery Room
    Metalwork Machinery Room
  • Learning Space - Joondalup
    Learning Space - Joondalup
  • Art Studio
    Art Studio
  • Woodwork Machinery Room
    Woodwork Machinery Room
  • Home Economics Room
    Home Economics Room
  • Design Room
    Design Room
  • Metalwork Workshop
    Metalwork Workshop
  • Lecture Theatre
    Lecture Theatre

Scholarship opportunities to reduce your expenses

Scholarships recognise those whose life journey may have been challenging, as well as students who've shown outstanding academic excellence and endeavour.

A scholarship can help you realise your ambitions by paying for fees, text books and living expenses.

Realise your dream with our scholarships

Teaching degree benefits

Your teaching career will get off to a great start at ECU. You'll benefit from:

  • our partnerships with over 1,000 WA schools and early childhood centres, where you'll connect theory and practice through professional practice experiences
  • developing your own IT skills, ensuring you're prepared to promote student learning in new and innovative ways
  • the flexibility to take up employment in both private and government primary or secondary schools when you graduate
  • the ability to study online, with some courses being completely online

Explore your options

  • ECU Pre-Service Teachers and Mount Lawley Senior High School Staff talk about ECU’s innovative Scholar in Residence Program.

  • ECU’s School of Education provides its Pre-Service Secondary Teachers with fantastic workshops to hone their Design and Technology skills and knowledge, and to create some truly inspired works.

  • Discover why the teachers of tomorrow choose ECU's School of Education. A national leader in education and research, the School is the perfect place to start or enhance your teaching career.

  • ECU Primary Education graduate and WA Beginning Teacher of the Year award winner (2019) Tasmin Drummond loves helping students adopt problem-solving strategies they can apply for the rest of their lives.

  • "I got to experience a real classroom in my first semester and I knew I was on the right path to becoming an early childhood teacher and consultant."

  • Explore the exciting Design and Technology major in Secondary Education and hear from current students about their experiences.

  • School of Education senior lecturer Dr Christine Cunningham identifies trends to help in the education of qualified teachers.

  • Senior lecturer in Master of Teaching (Primary) Dr Helen Adam on why young children need to be exposed to books containing cultural diversity.

Student stories

  • Mikayla King

    Mikayla King

    ECU Early Childhood Education graduate

    I gained employment straight after my final practicum placement

    The Early Childhood Teaching course is extremely practical. I was in the classroom on placements from my first semester, which allowed me to put theory into practice.

    I formed really great two-way relationships with my lecturers. They all came from teaching backgrounds, and were able to pass on knowledge from their own experience of classrooms and early learning settings.

  • Erasmus Norviewu-Mortty, ECU Master of Education by Research

    Erasmus Norviewu-Mortty

    ECU Master of Education by Research

    ECU was the perfect place for me to study

    I travelled halfway around the world to investigate why some schools in my native Ghana were better than others – my research at ECU gave me the chance to find some answers.

  • Stacey McKenzie

    ECU Early Childhood Education student

    I feel really confident and ready to go out into the workforce

    After working closely with many talented and passionate educators in her role with the Association of Independent Schools, Stacey McKenzie felt inspired to study Early Childhood Education part-time at ECU.